Modest Mouse have not released a full-length album since 2007's We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, which featured another iconic rocker: ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. No date for the group's upcoming sixth album has been set, although they canceled a tour of Europe earlier this year to focus on recording, with hopes of a 2014 release.
As you may recall, Novoselic reunited with former Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl and touring guitarist Pat Smear to write and record a track with Paul McCartney last winter, billed a “Nirvana reunion” of sorts. The bassist has also been known to occasionally collaborate with Grohl's current band, the Foo Fighters, in addition to a handful of other projects. When not playing music, Novoselic is active in politics and social activism.
Listen to Krist's entire interview, where he reflects on Nirvana's classic album, In Utero, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary, below: